What Lake Magadi Offers
Lake Magadi is an amazing destination for landscape photographers and bird watchers. The panoramic, arid landscapes around the lake are out of this world. The lake’s spectacular geographical landscape in the northern part serves as the main attraction for many visitors in search of pristine and vast wilderness.
A variety of wildlife is also found around the lake; this includes giraffes, antelopes, ostriches, zebras, wildebeests and hyenas. A few lion families are only seen during the early morning or night-time hours when temperatures are low. Elephants and buffaloes can be seen at the conservancy south of the lake. A single species of fish-the cichlid species Alcolapia grahami, inhabits the hot, highly alkaline waters of this lake basin and is commonly seen in some of the hot spring pools around the shoreline where the water temperature remains below 45°C. A stunning view of the lake that fascinates many travelers is atop a hill adjacent to the Bird Rock, where many bird species gather for warmth in the early and late hours of the day.
A causeway crossing the lake provides access to the area west of the lake to Nguruman Escarpment, where visitors can enjoy breath-taking landscape views and swim in the pool beneath the escarpment’s waterfalls. Trekking up the escarpment takes about an hour, preferably during the early morning when temperatures are low.
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